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♪ it's 10:00 gmt and you are watching al jazeera with me and in geneva and they are speaking on a meeting on human rights in switzerland and talking about ukraine's special ongoing coverage of the crisis there in that country. just before that we were listening to the british foreign secretary william hague in kiev talking alongside the acting prime minister there. correspondent tim friend also been listening in to the press conference in kiev. tim, hearing the hague talking
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about keeping up diplomatic pressure on the situation there in ukraine, talking specifically about the russians of course. >> yes, and he said the uk is not considering a military option. i think that was pretty self evident but now it's from the lips of the foreign minister. the diplomatic route is that everyone i think more or less wants to go down. fascinating but as the british foreign secretary was talking in geneva the russian foreign minist minister laverof was saying we need to be calm and we need to pursue political, diplomatic channels. but of course the gulf between them in ideology is huge, remains so. the russians see what happened here in kiev as an illegitimate
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over throwing of an elected president yanukovych who of course fled the country as a result of demonstrations here and the culminations and the killings in the square. russians say they have gone to crime yeah and said this repeatedly to protect their ethnic, russian-speaking ukrainians. it's an atonomous and john kerry said that and william hague said it's the biggest in century. >> reporter: more crisis meetings being held in kiev and everyone you say is closely watching the attentions in crimea and are we hearing anything from those meetings? >> well, they are almost meeting by the hour because the young administration here only appointed last week in
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parliament confirming having to grapple with events as they unfold very, very rapidly. so they will be meeting business leaders today. they have to almost go on as normally as they can despite what is happening down in crimea where part of their country has slipped away from their control. they have to try to keep the economy somehow avoiding bankruptcy which they are very, very close to. the international monetary fund is going to be holding meetings, that is crucial. they need $35 billion over the next two years just to keep a float. so that is crucial. and of course that is linked-in with the crisis itself because if the country can't pay its way, if people start to suffer economically, then of course the possibility of more turmoil in
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ukraine society will increase. >> reporter: live in kiev and tim thanks for bringing us the latest and we go to moscow. and listening to william hague and then they talked about the crisis in ukraine and actually the comments were quite similar. >> well, if you want a clear indication of how the russian government perceives the world, how the russian government perceives its foreign policy world view you really only have to listen to what lavorov was saying, he said human rights should not be used for a pretext for changing a legitimate government. he says when you use human rights to change a legitimate government then you make things far worse because the chaos that
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is unleashed has a further impact, a further hit on human rights in the country. he says the supplies to ukraine and syria and many other countries. and then he turned his attention to address what was going on in ukraine and talked about the roots of the conflict of being fanned by the west and west essentially is supported gunmen, armed men in kiev. he said that now we have a government in kiev, the new government there, which is unconstitutional and it's illegitimate and it is further damaging human rights. he said there are constant threats from nationalist and what is going on in crimea at the moment arfurther provocations being prepared against the black fleet in crimea. >> we know the impact of the
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action is being felt there in russian. describe that to us if you can and of course if the u.s. has its way, this is just the beginning. >> well, the main effect that is being felt in russia at the moment is economic because there has been a severe tumble in russia stock markets today, a severe tumble in the value of the rubble which hit an all-time low against the dollar. it has rallied after the central bank stepped in and raised interest rates from 5.5% up to 7% basically to stop the inflation pressures that a low rubble would have. this is not just effecting russian markets, it's going across europe and asia where european stock markets also took a hit, some down 2-3% today.
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people are shunning risk at the moment and going into secure options like treasuries and like goals. so there are a lot of worried russians at the moment looking at their savings, looking at the purchasing power they have and wondering if there is territorial gain or control in crimea is really worth that. >> reporter: the latest there from moscow and thank you for that and we will go to the village in crimea and of course crimea is at the heart of the area where most of this concern is centered around. we have a standoff there at a military base. what is the atmosphere? >> well, it's an atmosphere that goes -- that has ups and downs and certain moments where there is a bit more tension. about half an hour ago there
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were two buses full of men that were civilians and had ribbons with orange and black or colors of the russian federations and came down and took opposition in front of the gate of the ukraine base and standing there and not allowing anyone to go in. there was a strange situation where you had a ukraine military truck being escorted up by some russian soldiers who had to convince the self-defense units to let them in. people here are saying that they do support these russian troops. they don't see them as invaders as prime minister has just said in kiev even though he says the russians are coming here and taking over military assets and trying to disarm the ukraine forces, that is what is happening here. and we have seen that in other bases around this peninsula.
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so you do have that happening but people say what lovorov was saying. they say we are protecting our area from the, quote, fascists ruling ukraine and see the protesters as radical to want to come here and cause more instability. i have to say it's very difficult to figure out how many crimea people actually think like that because since we have been here people with another opinion simply is not voicing it. >> reporter: what proportion if we figure it out is there of the people that would prefer to support kiev? >> well, it's really very difficult to answer that question. i mean we do know that the majority of the population, about 60% are from russian, ethnic origin. do all of them back the russian troops, do all of them condemn kiev and protesters, this is something we simply don't know.
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then you have the ukraine people and at the moment they are keeping out of this conversation and off the streets because simply there are too many tensions and they are being muzzled so it's very difficult to figure out what is happening and it's also very difficult to figure out the opinion of the soldiers that are inside those bases. we were yesterday going around the area and we saw a lot of pressure on soldiers, people in villages that were basically blocking the bases and putting them under siege and appealing on the soldiers basically to switch sides. >> they arrived in the base in eastern crimea and servicemen refused to surrender and people turned up to lead support to russians surrounding the base and the russians are leaving it up to the people to convince the
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ukraine inside to switch sides. >> translator: the soldiers pledge to be loyal to ukraine and the real government chosen by the ukraine. not yet, if they put their guns down and join the people we will protect them and be grateful to them. i hope they make the right choice. >> reporter: people are angry, suspicious and feeled betrayed by the western government in kiev. america, we will not let you through they shout. well kiev accuses the russians of invading crimea for the majority who live there they are saviors. over the past few days they have been taking over key installations in ta -- the atonomous region and the soldiers do not talk much but he was deployed two days ago and doesn't know how long he will be
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there. there may be an answer to that on the border that separates the crimea peninsula and the mainland where the soldiers are building an encampment and we were prevented from filming but commander agreed to talk to us and won't give a name but said he was from southern russia. >> translator: russians didn't come to invade, we came here and then we will go back home after the referendum and the people will make a decision and determine the status that will be legitimate in front of all the countries in the world. >> reporter: it's set for march 30. the ethnic russians see a chance of distancing themselves from a country they felt they never truly belonged to. >> translator: we will never become one nation with the western part of ukraine because we have different ideas and our heros are the soviet soldiers who saved us from the nazis.
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>> reporter: the community fears further escalation, many here feel the russian soldier's presence is essential while they continue their quest from autonomy from ukraine. ♪ at least 11 people including a judge have been killed in a suicide attack on a court in the pakistan capital islamabad and two men wearing explosive vests rushed in and threw hand grenades and blew themselves up and another 30 people were injured and we have more from islamabad. >> security is extremely tight outside this courthouse here in islamabad, it is here when a number of attackers wrapped in blankets, some wearing suicide vests went inside there and
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attacked the proceedings. we understand at least two judges are among the dead and many, many others have been injured in this attack. now, it comes only days after the pakistan taliban announced a cease fire, a cease fire that the government acknowledged but here we are seeing such violence inside this court area. now, the pakistan taliban has denied being responsible for this attack. but there are a number of affiliated groups to the pakistan taliban operating here in the country. but the fact that this courthouse here in islamabad has been attacked is incredibly significant. we have not seen this kind of violence in the capitol in years. and the message is very clear to the government, that they can be attacked at any time, anywhere. >> reporter: hong kong hair dresser turned football club has been found guilty of five charges related to money laun r
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laundering and accused of laundering $93 million at his bank in hong kong and we were there to hear the verdict. >> and he first came to prominence in 2009 when he bought the berming ham football club and it was relegated and that year he was arrested and charged with money laundering and more than $93 million passed through. in delivering his verdict today he said he was not a witness of truth and exaggerated his income in hair dressing, the stock market and gambling habits. supports from the club who attended the trial said they were happy with the result but wanted to know what would happen to his fortune and where it would leave the club and the company who now owns it. >> tainted by his arrest and that is proved by being convicted and they don't want
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anything more to do with him or to do with the holdings. >> reporter: he was remanded in custody for sentencing on friday and has four weeks to appeal. >> chinese authorities tightened security on the streets of beijing after 33 were dead and 143 injured. and rob mcbride has the latest. >> being treated at hospital number one is chang and one of a group of holidaying retirees who were attacked. he tried to defend another member of the group, the friends tell us, suffering stab wounds to the head and arm in the process. at this within hospital alone 60 patients are treated with injuries and some stabbed once and others multiple times and a worse case is a man stabbed through the heart requiring transfusions of eight liters of blood. >> he survived, one of ten patients treated in intensive
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care. putting on display weapons used in the attack authorities have continued to blame separatists and drawn from the minority muslim league of community, some of whom oppose chinese rule. authorities are promising to hunt down any attackers still on the run. >> translator: if we let one attacker go free, this person could be a time bomb. >> reporter: if the separatists were to blame, why a tack could be 1500 kilometers from the troubled region. the apparent connection would seem to be the small community. people here are just as shocked as fellow residents. >> translator: i feel heart broken for those dead and injured and it was so wrong and we are so different from them. >> reporter: there is a heavy security presence in the
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neighborhoods. if separatists were involved, this is the first major incident outside since the suicide car attack by separatists in tienemen square last october. this is after the parliament and people's congress which the authorities normally like to ensure happens against a stable back drop. by controlling how this event is being reported in china, they are still hoping to create that harmonious picture. >> reporter: north korea has two short range missiles in the sea after they announced the north fired four scud missiles into north korean waters last thursday and they call the south core u.s. drill as rehearsal for invasion and washington has denied that. north korea has deported an
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australian missionary and apologized for the antistate religious acts and requested forgiveness and arrested for secretly handing out passages from the bible two weeks ago. >> throughout the world it has been an amazing time of encouragement, care from friends, people that i haven't heard from for years, and family have been wonderful and supportive. >> andrew thomas has the latest. >> he is in beijing expelled by the government and released after issuing a full, written confession which he also had to readout on camera. in that camera john says he accepts now he committed a hostile act towards the people of north korea, one for which he truly apologizes.
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and they will try to negotiate his release and his arrest coincided with abuse in north korea, a report written by an australia judge and it was somehow retaliation for the investigation and report. the worst fears have not been realized and have not had a long sentence and they expelled him after the written apology and he is on his way back to his wife in hong kong. >> reporter: unicef in lebanon say thousands of syrian children suffering from malnutrition and they host hundreds of thousands of refugees from syria is not e equipped to deal with the program and are scrambling to rectify the situation. >> reporter: a newborn can
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weigh 3 1/2 kilograms but that is how much he weighs at nine months old and he has severe, acute malnutrition and on a supplemental feeding program. her mother was unable to breast feed her for months mourning the death of her bother in syria and that is why her health deteriorated. >> translator: i want her to heal and be like the rest of the siblings and they look of the age and it's because of the tough times we have been through. >> reporter: resent health assessment of syrian refugees in lebanon describes malnutrition as a silent and emerging threat and it refeels 2000 syrian children are at risk of dying out of 10,000 cases of both severe and moderate malnutrition. and he is diagnosed with moderate malnutrition and being treated. his father has been sick ever since they arrived in lebanon a month ago. >> translator: he was okay in syria but when he came here the cold and the rain made him sick
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because we didn't have a wooden frame to hold our tent. >> reporter: most of the children suffering malnutrition are living in make-shift camps in the value where safe drinking water is scarce and hygiene can be poor. malnutrition can be caused by an inadequate or imbalanced diet but the illness is also links to the refugee's living condition. children may around in filthy waste water all day and poor sanitation and practices like this make the children vulnerable to syria's hygiene related illnesses and families are suffering from scabies and others diarrhea from drinking unsafe water and are screening as many children as possible before it's too late. >> it did not reach the serious situation, however because we
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are in lebanon and it's not e equipped and ready to respond to acute malnutrition that is why we are currently putting and it's active already a plan for activating healthcare centers. >> reporter: and it will take millions of dollars to improve the environment these children are living in and contain malnutrition, that becomes more difficult as new syrian refugees arrive in lebanon everyday. and i'm with al jazeera, the valley in lebanon. >> reporter: al jazeera continues to demand the immediate release of the staff being held in egypt, mohamed fahmy and peter greste and baher mohamed are accused of having links with a terrorist organization and al jazeera rejects the charges and from the arabic channel has been held since august and on hunger strike for more than a month to
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protest against his imprisonment. bin-laden's son goes on trial and he is the highest part of al-qaeda to be prosecuted in a civilian court and we have more. >> and he was more than bin-laden's son-in-law and he was the top spokesman and saying more attacks was coming and 12 years later he is about to go on trial in new york city, one of the first people allegedly linked to september 11th to face the u.s. justice system and his lawyer says authorities are prosecuting the wrong man. >> he is charged with this conspiracy to murder americans somewhere, somehow and material support for an organization as a conspiracy to murder americans somewhere, somehow. >> reporter: after spending at least ten years under apparent
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house arrest inside iran he was arrested in jordan in 2013 and jailed in new york. he has been charged with conspiracy to kill u.s. nationals. conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists and providing support to terrorists. the obama administration's decision to prosecute him in a civilian court angered some conservatives and say he should be tried in a military commission at grantuantanamo buy it doesn't stand up. >> this is not the first time we had a suspect captured overseas and sent to the civilian court system and it's because of the normalcy and how routine it has become. >> reporter: one of the key prosecution witnesses is the would be shoe bomber and he will testify via video link from the uk about the trainingly he received at an al-qaeda camp where he used to speak.
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defense lawyers have a star witness of their own, self described master mind of the september 11 attacks, mohamed and expected to vouch for his innocence. the trial could reveal how al-qaeda functioned before and after attacks as well as provide insight into how core al-qaeda is functioning today. >> a lot of top leaders have been killed or arrested but at the same time contrary to what we hear from the u.s. government it's not by any means a decimated institution and his brand is strong and powerful and selling power that appeals to a lot of militants around the world. >> reporter: if convicted he could spend the rest of his life in a u.s. maximum security prison, i'm with al jazeera washington. >> reporter: and now let's get the weather and everton i have to take you to a very wet africa. >> that is right, laura. heavy rain topping and tailing africa over the last couple days and plenty of clouds on the
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satellite and do not see this everyday and seeing dust storms of course on the side of the mediterranean and an area of cloud spilling in the northwest and out of the western side of europe and downpours and 68 millimeters of rain in the space of only 24 hours and will stay wet here through the next couple of days and there is always the possibility at this part of the world to see localized flooding when you get rainfall coming through in next to know time and we seen rather wet weather in africa and 97 millimeters of rain in 24 hours and we will keep the showers across central africa as we go on through the next couple of days. around the equator and not too shaktar off the exuinox and the rains setting in and the showers continue across a good part of southern nigeria and south is heavy rain effecting a good part
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of tanzenia and the showers go southward and this wet weather will surely go past eastern south africa, lawyer. >> reporter: thank you very much. south african oscar pistorious says not guilty to the mere of reeva stein camp and they will try approve he shot her and they say it was premeditated and seek a life sentence if pistorious is convicted and said the outcome of the trial will be a test for the country's justice system and how it treats famous people. >> they want to say it was premedicated murder and have 107 witnesses and include a girlfriend of oscar pistorious
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and forensic experts and the defense has their own witnesses but the only person who knows what happened that night when reeva steenkamp was shot and killed is pistorious himself so what is brought to the table is only circumstantial evidence and we are watching the trial closely and they are watching the judge for how is she going to handle this case. some people feel that the rich celebrities get away with anything. officials look the other way and laws are broken. how she handles this case will set the africa's view to the justice system. >> reporter: we have more to come on the program and using words not weapons and troops in the central african republic showing messages of reconciliation. we have your golden ticket to the biggest show in show business, all the latest from the oscars straight ahead and plus in sport it's a painful day
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for one player in the heritage classic. ♪
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back to the bases and russian share prices and the value of currency have fallen sharply because of the crisis. at least 11 people and a judge
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have been killed in an attack in the court of capitol of islamabad and they were brought before the court and his friends tried to rescue him. in hong kong the millionaire of the club is guilty of money laundering and the tycoon channelled around $93 million through his bank accounts and he will be sentenced on friday. let's get more on ukraine now and andrew wilson is a senior of the european counsel and he is live in london and an awful lot of posturing here, a huge amount of force from the russians but just how far do you think they are going to go? well, they have already gone a lot further than people expected. initially, well, at least until a week ago they seemed to be playing a longer game and confident the new government in
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kiev would not last very long but they have control of crimea and the question is if they will extend inflews in different ways but at least in ukraine and there were a lot of rallies over the weekend orchestrated and supported by the russians. >> reporter: ukraine is a very different story to georgia for example which is the last time we saw such amount of troops and crimea has significant amount of support for kiev as well. >> complete in two ways, in 2008 when russia went toward georgia, and the georgians were provoked to firing first by most credible accounts and russia had something of a spell. it doesn't really here. it has not constructed a cover story for its operation at all. the only russian killed in the current crisis was shot dead by
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snipers in kiev. ukraine, sorry crimea does have a majority of russian population. but of course the population of ukraine and 13% of crimea after had a demonstration in support in kiev last wednesday and the seizure of power seems to be in response to that to try and circumvent it. >> reporter: we have an attorney minister meeting held in brussels and heard william hague in kiev saying we have to look at that to see what consequences come out of that. what do you think they are likely to do? >> well, nobody is talking about military response mode, it's up to the americans anyway. diplomatic measures are possible. but that is not for all of the eu because the favorite measure is the g 8 meeting.
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either we boycott that or meet with the g 7 with that russian. there will be protests and eu is good at strongly-worded objections but the key thing is russia's economic interest particularly in the european union. they already have the north stream to the baltic sea. that benefits certain exemptions under eu energy laws that can be looked at. then the russians are trying to build this second gas pipeline through the black sea into the balcans and that has not happened and we can look if it should happen and should have the exemptions the russians are kind of pushing for in eu law. there are things we can do to put the heat on russia economically at least. >> reporter: okay, andrew willis some thank you for joining us from london with your thoughts on the crisis ongoing
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in ukraine. rwanda troops are using the 1994 genicide experience in their home country as a tool to fight sectarian violence and part of the african union force trying to restore order there and tan yeah page was on patrol in the forces of bongui. >> they want to use words of weapons as persuasion to end the violence in the central republic and means taking to the street, armed with memories of an experience no one wants repeated. many of them were personally effected by the slaughter of about 800,000 and moderate hootu and that was nearly 20 years ago and the lieutenant had relatives killed. >> and the people here to share with them our experience in my country rwanda and hoping they
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can understand our problem and our mission can be compact. >> reporter: he is hopeful because the violence in the central african republic is not near the scale as the rwanda genicide but becoming increasingly sectarian and they were terrorized when the mostly muslim seleka fighters were killed on the way to the capitol and bearing the brunt of the violence because of revenge. >> translator: yesterday seleka came out of their base and should be disarmed and they are central african people. >> translator: we started, all seleka are there and antibelica are killing any muslims and you have to differentiate them between seleka fighters. >> reporter: the message gets through to some. >> translator: people understand because when we see rwanda they lived a similar situation and they are here to bring us peace and people appreciate that. >> reporter: this is more than
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just a job for the, rwanda peace keepers and can connect to people at a deeper level. they must go to camaroon and support help to the trucks that brought humanitarian aid but people dispretty to leave the town climb on board. it's every man, woman or child for themselves. they are scared of people they used to live beside peacefully and homemade alcohol to fuel a spectacle some people are actually enjoying. for the peace keepers, if it's right now it doesn't matter what anyone says, their message of reconciliation has not reached here. tonya page, al jazeera, central african republican. >> reporter: it has been a week since the drug lord has been
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captured and had been on the run for nearly 13 years and featured on most wanted lists and people are not buying those accusations. david mercer has more near mexico's west coast. >> reporter: thousands of people take to the streets showing support for a man they see as their savior. they say chappo give me a baby says another. it's a celebration atmosphere for a man who was one of the world's most wanted criminals. when the mexican military arrested chappo on february 22nd he had been on the run for 13 years. he now faces organized crime charges in mexico while courts in the united states are seeking his extradition. it was a triumphant moment for the mexican government often accused of corruption and impunity but its own people. >> translator: the apprehension
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of the most wanted drug lords talks about the mexican state but does not mean we should rest on laurels. >> reporter: and changing public opinion and doesn't see traffickers as out laws but people who provide money and help. built up over the years it give yous a sense how deeply entrenched drug culture is here and some fear now that chappo has been arrested he will be the same. it shows the central role he has played in society here. >> translator: arrested and then people are suffering like orphans and adrift, disoriented, something was taken away from them is how they feel in general and have been hit in their hearts. >> reporter: of course some
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people haven't forgotten the thousands who died at the hands of el-chappo's cartel and marched in the capitol this time for peace but the earlier rally drew thousands fewer than a hundred people showed up to this one. >> translator: it's a shame that young people choose criminals as role models instead of looking up to hardworking, honest people. >> reporter: it's a new dawn for them but life after el-chappo has uncertainty over the future and people here seem unwilling to face. david mercer, mexico. >> reporter: the 86th annual academy awards have wrapped up and gravity took home 7 awards and "12 years a slave" won best picture and rob reynolds have it from hollywood.
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>> reporter: slavery and brutality in the south won top honors on oscar night, "12 years a slave" was districted by british film maker steve mcqueen and best director for gravity, a film that also won several awards for editing and cinamitography and on the coat tails she won best supporting actress and she was abused by a plantation owner and the kenya actress appeared only in a few things and won the part while still attending yale university. >> thank you so much for putting me in this position. this has been the joy of my life. >> reporter: to almost no one's suppress the best actor went to
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matthew mcconaughey. and he lost nearly 20 kilos for the performance. the oscar submits his position as one of the finest in the generation of american actors. >> to any of us, whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to and whoever we are chasing and to that i say all right, all right, all right. >> reporter: and keith's portrayal of a broke, manipulative and social light in woody allen blue jasmine got her the best actress and best supporting actor for the heartbreaking performance as a transgender person dying of aids in dallas buyers club and he gave a speech and spoke up for people striving for freedom and
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self determination. >> for dreamers watching this tonight, as you struggle to make your dreams happen to live the impossible, we are thinking of you tonight. >> reporter: this year's oscar winners came to grips with some very serious subject matter, slavery, aids, transgender issues and the exploitation of women, it's perhaps a sign of the times that frothy entertainment is out and serious drama is in. rob reynolds, al jazeera hollywood. >> and williams is a film and art critic and joins us now from london and "12 years a slave" won best picture, was it the right choice? >> it was not the best but the only choice. the film is a master piece and director steve mcqueen links the
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evils of slavery to those of the holocaust and it kicks you in the gut and is hard viewing and if it had not won i think it would have been an extraordinary upset. there is absolutely no doubt of the quality and paul was unlucky not to win best actor but the role of playing a free man who is forced to become a slave is less snowy say mcconaughey in the dallas buyers clubs and the others and nebraska and the leonardo's wolf of wall street. >> reporter: a lot of films up for awards this year were heavy and quite serious topics we had to deal with. >> i think that is a sign of the maturity of the film industry and also the fact that if you have films of the excellence
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that were competing and only a limited number of awards, certain films go unrewarded which is a great pity. we had kate absolutely superb as best actress playing someone mentally unstable in blue jasmine and i was extremely impressed and it was obvious she would win. there were two searing portraits, matthew mcconaughey as hiv suffering and touching and remarkable and a transgender woman and again a remarkable performance and very close i would say his win because he was such a great pirate in captain phillips and so many races were tremendously close but yongo, i was thrilled when she won because rumor said that jennifer lawrence would win for a good
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performance in "american hustle" which was overrated and won nothing and frankly didn't deserve to. >> reporter: it was a big loser of the night and couldn't see what the fuss was about and ten nominations and won none of them. >> the reason i think is from this david russell and last year and the play book did so well and so many nominations but there are those who believe because a film has numerous nominations that it has more chances than it has and i enjoyed the movie but it could be completely forgettable if it had not had the promotion it had. a movie like wolf of wall street doesn't need to go unrecognized but with the competition it did, her, a remarkable movie by spike jones and here we saw a character who falls in love with a voice in the not too distant
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future in la and a narrative feel and dealing with imagination we come to gravity and that had it in spades, an amazing work, something that was a creation by director alfonzo quorum with an extraordinary adventure in outer space. >> reporter: great to speak to you and thanks for joining us in london. comedian ellen degeneres took an selfie with the biggest stars and treated it and it has been retweeted more than 2 million times and that tops barack obama four more years when he was reelected and he reached nearly 800,000 retweets. and everyone likes a bit of glammar. still to come in sports there could be trouble for number one tiger woods as he limps out of
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the classic final and details later. ♪
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♪ and over to sport now. >> thank you very much. we will start with madrid lead at the top of the spanish division is now just a click and atletico and darby. >> madrid won the last 8 matches and took the lead after just
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three minutes with the french forward benzeema and the coach diago was furious at the goal, believing that benzeema was outside and madrid felt the foul and diago in the box but no penalty was given. and before the half hour mark they levels and cope with the finish. and the home side would lead going into half time, captain gabby is the loan ranger going past the keeper diago lopez. and things in the second half and the assistant coach up set for a booking of diago costa and it was the first lead game after a three-match ban and with seven minutes remaining the equalizer. 2-2 the final score and now unbeaten in the last 28 matches.
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but they lead on top of the table is one point after barcelona beat them 4-1 and sanchez and a free kick from messi with 2-nil and it was his 126th goal at the new camp equaling the home record. and they reduced the deficit for a header. and barsa two other goals came from later in the second half. defender calis and a curler from hernandez stealing the victory and they move barsa into second, i'm richard with al jazeera. >> reporter: dropped points in the chase for a championship and they were held and the penalty
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was cancelled out. and he stays fifth. and a city manager manual has domestic trouble after they won the english lead cup and it was 3-1 at london stadium and they went through and they sealed the victimry through second half goals. >> translator: the first half was difficult. but it was necessary to remember sunderlund beat chelsea and manchester united and we had to wait because it was difficult but a victory in the final was victory in the final and not a favorite and we won this year and did the work necessary and the fact we didn't win last year was because we didn't do the work needed. >> reporter: in italy syria has gone 11 points clear of second place roma and beat milan 2-nil
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thanks to goals and the third place is napoli and drew. he shot 2 over par, 72 to win the honda classic in florida. this is the american's second pga tour victory and qualifies for the masters. and number one tiger woods began the day with 7 shots behind, after playing 13 holes the american was forced to withdraw with the back injury. and the best shot of the day was from mcilroy and stumbled before going to the final at 7 and he missed the eagle cup right after that. >> i didn't play well and i put all the deserve to win the town tournament. i was not in control. my golf ball coming down the stretch, but you know i still had a chance to win the tournament and didn't quite do
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it and i had an awkward distance from the second and a couple awkward lies and couldn't make birdie and it has been a decent week. >> it was a rush to be out there, playing with rory and the crowd. i never been a part of a crowd so big cheering for me and it was just an amazing feeling and doing my best to hit some shots for them and get them going and i felt like i kind of did that and it was so much fun. i hope i can have a bunch more sundays just like that in my career. >> reporter: south africa he was open by three shots. that is the english man who had 70 to finish on 20 under par and he is securing his first european tour victory for four years. today after winning the first one-day match against a chess playing site they are in action in asia and facing shrelenka and
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beating bangladesh and shrelanka is 160 for 5 after 38 overs. and they came from two down to beat the vancouver 4-2 in front of 50,000 fans in the heritage classic. and reenforced the move to shut at the stadium and include daniel in the second period after he crashed in the board. he scored the go ahead gold for the senators and the first win in three games. >> we thought it was a great atmosphere. the venue was very well put together. i thought the ice held up. i had one player and the only guy saying the ice was bad because he didn't want to turn over the puck and it's a good
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time to be with the staff and nhl and we were very proud to be a part of it. >> reporter: and tony parker's big return after a six-game absence to help the san antonios beat the spurs 112-106 and raptors won 104-98 against the warriors and scored 34 points but not enough for the warriors and it was 32 points to help the raptures to victory after 8 attempts and check out al jazeera/sports and there is details there and to get in touch with our team with twitter and facebook and that is all and i'll have more later. >> thanks indeed and stay with us on al jazeera and we have another full half hour bulletin of news for you straight ahead and i will be back at 12:00 gmt.
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